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Odd Beholder – Just Because I Regret It
With her latest single, Just Because I Regret It, Swiss musician Daniela Weidmann alias Odd Beholder announces her upcoming third album, Feel Better. The song juxtaposes a driven sound and pumping beat with Weidmann's melancholic-meandering voice, revealing the track's serious topic: the difficulty of leaving one's own problematic behaviour patterns behind.
Thumpasaurus – I'm Cute
Thumpasaurus, a group of Californian funk lunatics, has recently released a new track called I'm Cute. Although their live performances are known to be full of energy, their music always combines an unbridled sense of wildness with elements of funk, jazz, and punk. I'm Cute is no different, with its saxophone-fueled rush of excitement and lyrics laced with sarcasm.
Les Big Byrd – I'm Living A Saved Life Now
Founded in 2011 as a duo in Sweden's capital, Les Big Byrd explore sound beyond the traditional boundaries of indie rock. I'm Living A Saved Life Now remains predominately instrumental, almost psychedelic in its expansive composition that grows throughout the song. I'm Living A Saved Life Now pushes ever-forward, yet feels mysterious and dark.
Birdmask – Way Out
Manuel Gagneux isn't just Birdmask, but also Soft Captain, GEIZ, and—most notably—Zeal & Ardor. With his solo project Birdmask, Gagneux will release a new EP in November, and the single Way Out already gives a taste. Created as a balance to heavier songwriting, Way Out delves deep into soul—full of pain, pleas, and love. A powerful track.
RABEA – Rest In Peace
German artist RABEA has released Kingdom, a fascinating alt-pop EP, inviting us to a monumental world of captivating beats, eclectic electronica, and the cello. Rest In Peace slowly creeps up but builds up to imposing heights. Combined with RABEA's voice, the song becomes a monumental thing that will stay with you.